Music Log – 030 | Songs from Mondo Cozmo and Tenth Avenue North

It has been a stressful week for reasons I don't want to elaborate on. But there was good news yesterday and that's all that matters right now. What a coincidence it is, that yet again, these are the kind of songs I have lined up for today. Anyway, it's time for another music log Friday.

The first track today is perhaps my best discovery last year. It is the song “Shine” by Mondo Cozmo. I do not remember where I heard it from. It was probably from the Top 50 Rock Songs of 2019 countdown. Honestly, not the song I expected to hear from an artist who does folk rock/indie rock music. But either way, this is a great song. It is about trusting in Jesus and living life the best you can, without telling others how to live their lives. It reminds me of something I read in the Word on Fire Bible — that each one of us is responsible for our own salvation. Stop looking at what other people are doing and focus instead on what you should be doing.

This song has some really good lyrics too. It starts out with this:

Stick with me Jesus through the comin' storm I've come to you in search of something I have lost Shine down a light on me and show a path I promise you I will return if you take me back

Then on the bridge there's the lyrics below. It nearly brought tears to my eyes when I first heard them. This is such a good song.

Come with me Mary through these modern lines Stick with me Jesus til' the end of time Shine down a light on me and let me know And take me in your arms and never let me go

The second song for today is my favorite Tenth Avenue North song, “By Your Side.” This song is great because it sounds like God is talking to me the whole time the song is playing. I mean just look at the lyrics below and you'll understand what I mean. I get that not everyone will feel the same way, but this song has such a powerful effect on me. It is a beautiful, beautiful song.

Why are you striving these days Why are you trying to earn grace Why are you crying Let me lift up your face Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love Why are you still searching As if I'm not enough To where will you go child Tell me where will you run To where will you run

Cause I'll be by your side wherever you fall In the dead of night whenever you call And please don't fight these hands that are holding you My hands are holding you

Last song for today is another beautiful Tenth Avenue North song, “Control (Somehow You Want Me).” This is a more recent one. I love the music video and its focus on family and God. I love the lyrics. I love the song.

Here I am All my intentions All my obsessions I want to lay them all down In Your hands Only Your love is vital Though I'm not entitled Still You call me Your child

God You don't need me But somehow You want me Oh how You love me Somehow that frees me To take my hands off of my life And the way it should go God You don't need me But somehow You want me Oh how You love me Somehow that frees me To open my hands up And give You control I give You control

Hope everyone has a good Friday!

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